Widow Maker – small stone

Cracked and broken
Lays in the crook
Of her sister’s arm,
Halfway between
Then and

I’m writing small stones as part of the January Mindful Writing Challenge. Feel free to join us.


  1. I’ve read this stone over several times. Usually a widow maker is a heart attack. The then and gone also makes me think of a tragedy. The words pull me as I try to understand.

    1. Barb, we call a broken branch caught in a tree a “widow maker.” But the intention of underlying feeling of tragedy is there.

      1. Thank you for your explanation. I came by to read it again.

  2. Mary Sherman

    “…then and gone…” – big…big in those 3 words….

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